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ACS Healthcare Solutions continually at the forefront of healthcare information technology innovation since 1984, we provide outsourcing, information technology, and management consulting services and solutions to the healthcare industry. Our comprehensive, value-driven solutions enable clients to improve financial performance, enhance clinical outcomes and patient safety, redesign enterprise systems for greater efficiency, comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other federal and industry requirements, strengthen online security and confidentiality, and conserve capital investments. Visit us at www.acs.com.



Cerner Corporation is taking the paper chart out of health care, eliminating error, variance and unnecessary waste in the care process. With more than 1,500 clients worldwide, Cerner is the leading supplier of health care information technology. We deliver innovation you can trust. Cerner’s mission is to connect the appropriate persons, knowledge, and resources at the appropriate time and location to achieve the optimal health outcome. Cerner’s vision of proactive health care management drives innovation in the development of effective solutions for today’s health care challenges, while creating a foundation for tomorrow’s healthy populations. If you would like more information, please call us at 816-221-1024 or visit our website at www.cerner.com.


Covansys Corporation, (Nasdaq: CVNS - News), is a global consulting and technology services company specializing in industry-specific solutions, strategic outsourcing and integration services through a unique onsite, off-site, offshore delivery model that helps clients achieve rapid deployment, world-class quality and reduced costs. Founded in 1985, Covansys has successfully delivered an array of innovative and cost-effective business and technical solutions to leaders in the private and public sectors. With one of the largest offshore capabilities of any technology services provider based in the United States, Covansys has achieved the SEI's CMM® Level 5 quality ratings at two of its offshore development centers in India. Find out more about Covansys at www.covansys.com, Covansys, 32605 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334 USA, Email: info@covansys.com, Phone: (248) 488-2088 or (800) 688-2088, Fax: (248) 488-2089.


Eclipsys is The Outcomes Company®, founded with a mission of better healthcare through knowledge™. More than 1,500 healthcare organizations use Eclipsys solutions to reduce errors, enhance workflow, and balance and improve clinical, financial and satisfaction outcomes. SunriseXA™ includes integrated software, architecture and services that support all members of the healthcare team with the knowledge they need to support and improve the organization’s four core processes — care delivery, patient flow, revenue and administrative management, and consumer relations. SunriseXA is built on a single, open, component-based Web services architecture based on the Microsoft .NET Framework and other industry standards. For more information, see http://www.eclipsys.com or e-mail info@eclipsys.com.


IBM Healthcare brings together resources, including IBM information technology, deep industry insights, research expertise, and innovative partnerships with healthcare organizations to help clients develop and deliver safer, more affordable and more effective diagnostics, drugs and medical care, resulting in improved patient centric healthcare. Healthlink Incorporated was acquired by IBM in June 2005. With this acquisition, Healthlink has become the provider practice within IBM’s healthcare sector. Now named Healthlink, an IBM company, we remain focused on providing IT consulting services exclusively for healthcare provider organizations. www.ibm.com



Initiate Systems, provides application software and services for healthcare organizations to create complete views of patient information from data dispersed across multiple facilities, application systems and databases. Our enterprise master person index (EMPI) delivers a comprehensive picture of patients in real time to all points of service, enabling strategic initiatives that allow healthcare organizations to improve patient safety and care, provide new services and ensure regulatory compliance. Visit us at www.initiatesystems.com.



MPRO (Michigan’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization) is working with primary care physicians statewide to offer free assistance as they navigate through the EHR adoption and implementation process through the Doctor’s Office Quality-Information Technology (DOQ-IT) program; which is funded through the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Through the DOQ-IT program, MPRO guides physicians and their staffs through a four-part implementation “road map.” Areas of concentration include workflow process, reaction to change, IT readiness and implementation strategies. For more information on DOQ-IT or how MPRO is helping to move health IT forward, please visit us at www.mpro.org.


Only PatientKeeper is designed to support a physician throughout the entire day, across all settings of care. PatientKeeper’s applications allow physicians to access their patients’ electronic records, write prescriptions, enter charges for services, document patient encounters, and securely send messages to other caregivers – all in a single, integrated environment. PatientKeeper supports any tablet or PC running a Web browser as well as Palm OS®, Windows Mobile®, and BlackBerry® devices. Visit us at www.patientkeeper.com.



Plante & Moran, one of the nation's largest accounting and business advisory firms, has been providing a wide range of financial and business solutions to health care providers throughout the Great Lakes region for more than 80 years. We serve close to 1300 health care organizations including hospitals and health care systems, long-term care facilities,home care and hospice entities, and physicians. For more information about our healthcare practice please visit our website at www.plantemoran.com
or contact Dennis Bagley at 248.223.3348 or dennis.bagley@plantemoran.com








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